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Rytis
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Message 135993 - Posted: 27 Dec 2019 | 8:14:27 UTC
Last modified: 8 Jan 2020 | 15:36:59 UTC

During the 2019 BOINC workshop there was quite a lot of talk about people wanting to buy compute resources for their chosen projects, but not wanting to invest into hardware and take up the maintenance of it, for various reasons (difficulty setting up, high electricity costs, etc). Instead people would like to pay for cloud resources and adjust the donated amount as their income or engagement changes.

I went ahead and built the system for this: https://thescience.cloud/

It is very simple to start: just add money into your account, pick your projects and run as many computers as you wish. The computers are automatically started on a cloud provider and run for as long as you have money in your account. The computers get attached to your account (you have to add your weak account key), so all the BOINC credits also go to you and your team.

Supported payments methods are PayPal, ACH transfer in the United States, or SEPA transfer in European Union Eurozone. I add a small 7% markup which will hopefully cover PayPal fees, accounting costs and my hosting needs. 21% Lithuanian VAT for European Union / European Economic Area customers is included, this is run through a legal company I operate. Worldwide users currently do not have to pay tax based on Lithuanian law.

Special thanks to the initial testers from PrimeGrid's Discord!

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Discovered 1 mega primeEliminated 1 conjecture "k"Discovered 1 twin prime321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,014,405)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,734,854)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,421,149)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,576,209)PPS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (16,139,458)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,352,326)SoB LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,986,628)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,248,659)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,878,856)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,416,106)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,400,237)321 Sieve Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,000,576)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,000,977)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,843,367)PPS Sieve Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (78,673,438)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,473,750)TRP Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,243,608)AP 26/27 Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,734,912)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (202,192,765)PSA Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,042,125)
Message 136002 - Posted: 27 Dec 2019 | 15:08:44 UTC

What would be nice is maybe a table of pricing before creating an account. I wanted to see what I might be able to do in the future when I hopefully get life back on a more steady basis, but I didn't want to make an immediate dormant account.
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Found 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesESP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,611,126)PPS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,328,973)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (273,295)SoB LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,209,000)SR5 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (112,905)TRP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,370,887)321 Sieve Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,633,882)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (64,186)TRP Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (259,649)PSA Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (456,059)
Message 136014 - Posted: 27 Dec 2019 | 17:12:50 UTC

Very nice Rytis :)

Just what kind of computers (CPUs) are we getting for 7 USD a month?

As far as I can see, I can actually rent 7 computers for the cost that I currently have to run just 1 computer (very nice) :) But how do they compare to an i5-4670?

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Message 136027 - Posted: 27 Dec 2019 | 20:33:03 UTC - in response to Message 136002.

What would be nice is maybe a table of pricing before creating an account.


Will add that, thanks for the comment!

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Message 136028 - Posted: 27 Dec 2019 | 20:34:53 UTC - in response to Message 136014.

Just what kind of computers (CPUs) are we getting for 7 USD a month?


For $7/mo you get one core on a Xeon E5-2650 v4, Xeon Gold 6140 CPU or similar. Note that it is likely to change as the current cloud provider is not very happy about the load we're causing on the servers - if we need to move, the offered CPUs and the price may change.

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Message 136036 - Posted: 28 Dec 2019 | 2:46:46 UTC

So, from my perspective as someone who doesn't pay VAT, this is almost a 30% markup mainly for having BOINC set up for us? I'll go ahead and set up BOINC myself, thanks.

But I do hope you'll let us know if you find a reasonably-priced cloud provider that is happy about the load PrimeGrid can put on it.

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Message 136038 - Posted: 28 Dec 2019 | 3:39:55 UTC

A dedicated CPU option is available with the cloud providers but at a higher cost than the shared CPU options.
DigitalOcean has the $5/month (plus tax) for the shared CPU. For a 'CPU-Optimized' service then it is $40 for a 2vCPU option.
That is $20 per core compared to $5 per core (memory is higher so that factors in to higher price however for our purposes here, it is irrelevant as we are concerned with computing power).
Azure had similar price differential however it was higher than DigitalOcean and varied based on location of server.


I feel that you need more information on your webpage as to the CPU's that you will be running the BOINC instance on as it affects how the projects will run. The two CPU's that you have mentioned have different capabilities where one supports AVX2 and the other AVX512. This is one of the few BOINC projects where that will have much significance but it is relevant.

I can see good potential for you if you market it properly. You need to target those who don't know how to set up their own cloud servers or those who don't have the time to set them up yet want to contribute.

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Message 136039 - Posted: 28 Dec 2019 | 4:24:23 UTC - in response to Message 136038.

I feel that you need more information on your webpage as to the CPU's that you will be running the BOINC instance on as it affects how the projects will run. The two CPU's that you have mentioned have different capabilities where one supports AVX2 and the other AVX512. This is one of the few BOINC projects where that will have much significance but it is relevant.

I can see good potential for you if you market it properly. You need to target those who don't know how to set up their own cloud servers or those who don't have the time to set them up yet want to contribute.

True. Also, you should share RAM sizes. PrimeGrid doesn't much care about RAM, but some other projects do. NFS@Home is one, which happens to be concerned with prime numbers. Certain World Community Grid projects also need lots of RAM.

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Message 136041 - Posted: 28 Dec 2019 | 5:12:46 UTC

When I saw this post, I hoped it was the reverse of what it actually is. I was hoping it was a way for someone else to use my home computer to run their projects for a small fee (which would have to be less than cloud providers to not be exploited). As someone who lives in an area with very low electricity cost, this would be attractive to me and then I would feel less bad about leaving my computer on 24/7 crunching things. Of course, you would also have to have the fee be associated with families of processors, and have requirements around stolen CPU time, etc.
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Message 136050 - Posted: 28 Dec 2019 | 18:09:00 UTC - in response to Message 136038.

Azure had similar price differential however it was higher than DigitalOcean and varied based on location of server.

I just checked and they are offering $200 free credit and which is good for 30 days.

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Message 136056 - Posted: 28 Dec 2019 | 21:42:39 UTC - in response to Message 136041.

When I saw this post, I hoped it was the reverse of what it actually is. I was hoping it was a way for someone else to use my home computer to run their projects for a small fee (which would have to be less than cloud providers to not be exploited). As someone who lives in an area with very low electricity cost, this would be attractive to me and then I would feel less bad about leaving my computer on 24/7 crunching things. Of course, you would also have to have the fee be associated with families of processors, and have requirements around stolen CPU time, etc.


You could do this on your own thru PayPal or something with a user giving you their user name and password and you crunching for them for x number of days for y cost. Alot of trust between people going on though would probably prevent some people from doing it.

I can see the OP's way of doing it though for challenges and other short term things. I could boost my crunching power for 2 weeks for example.

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Message 136057 - Posted: 28 Dec 2019 | 22:46:31 UTC - in response to Message 136056.

When I saw this post, I hoped it was the reverse of what it actually is. I was hoping it was a way for someone else to use my home computer to run their projects for a small fee (which would have to be less than cloud providers to not be exploited). As someone who lives in an area with very low electricity cost, this would be attractive to me and then I would feel less bad about leaving my computer on 24/7 crunching things. Of course, you would also have to have the fee be associated with families of processors, and have requirements around stolen CPU time, etc.


You could do this on your own thru PayPal or something with a user giving you their user name and password and you crunching for them for x number of days for y cost. Alot of trust between people going on though would probably prevent some people from doing it.

I can see the OP's way of doing it though for challenges and other short term things. I could boost my crunching power for 2 weeks for example.

Which is why a coordinated marketplace would be much more attractive. When most of what you need is CPU power, why necessarily bother with a cloud provider when you can distribute the cloud over the world and create a true marketplace for compute resources? Potentially a project for me to put together once I retire.
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Message 136060 - Posted: 29 Dec 2019 | 7:11:19 UTC - in response to Message 136057.

Which is why a coordinated marketplace would be much more attractive. When most of what you need is CPU power, why necessarily bother with a cloud provider when you can distribute the cloud over the world and create a true marketplace for compute resources? Potentially a project for me to put together once I retire.

The goal of this project is to increase the computer time available to science. Moving your power to a different account for payment does not add to the total of the system, it essentially is buying credits without benefit to the science.

P.S. marketplaces like this already exist.

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Message 136251 - Posted: 8 Jan 2020 | 15:38:29 UTC

An update regarding the tax: the tax situation has changed and I am no longer applying 21% VAT rate for participants from outside of the European Union / European Economic Area, as per Lithuanian law. This means that for a lot participants this has become significantly cheaper.

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Message 136715 - Posted: 26 Jan 2020 | 19:49:54 UTC

I'm happy to support your service Rytis! It's quite convenient and I feel the costs are very good as well. You know how I feel as we spoke on Discord. You will get more business from me in the future. Very strong supporter of what you've put together here.

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Message 136721 - Posted: 26 Jan 2020 | 20:45:53 UTC

Just got started, but seems very convenient and reasonably priced.

Would it be difficult to provide an option to to not keep a work queue?
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Message 136722 - Posted: 26 Jan 2020 | 20:55:42 UTC - in response to Message 136721.

Would it be difficult to provide an option to to not keep a work queue?

You should be able to do that now, without involving the cloud setup. Go to your BOINC project preferences and set your "resource share" to 0.

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Message 136723 - Posted: 26 Jan 2020 | 21:09:20 UTC - in response to Message 136722.

Would it be difficult to provide an option to to not keep a work queue?

You should be able to do that now, without involving the cloud setup. Go to your BOINC project preferences and set your "resource share" to 0.


Actually, it would seem that it's been too long since I looked at some of the options available from the Primegrid site. The "Computing preferences" link provides this. I had some settings defined in there, but it has been several years since I even looked at that (wish I had, could have used this).
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Message 136736 - Posted: 27 Jan 2020 | 9:32:25 UTC

Thanks for the good words!

Project preferences do apply, however, I fix some most common mistakes such as not running at 100% CPU or not using all of the available disk space using the preferences override files.

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Message 136774 - Posted: 27 Jan 2020 | 23:43:34 UTC

When I tested it (for Rytis's money), I could find the hosts at /hosts_user.php, choose "Details", and then project them onto venues (Location) like Mercury and Venus. In that way they acquired different Computing preferences and PrimeGrid preferences, compared to my own hardware. (This, of course, will be well-known to a lot of people who participate with many computers.) /JeppeSN

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Message 136878 - Posted: 29 Jan 2020 | 20:09:53 UTC

Thanks for creating this! It's a really easy way to get some extra computing running with very setup.

One thing I did want to report is that I'm seeing some fairly significant differences in task completion time between two seemingly identical instances. Both are 3-core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630L v2 @ 2.40GHz machines, both running only PPSE tasks with multi-threading set to 1, both set to the same PG profile.

One tends to complete in ~1950sec: https://www.primegrid.com/results.php?hostid=981889
The other in ~1450sec: https://www.primegrid.com/results.php?hostid=981853

There's some variance over time, but generally one of them simply seems to be completing about 33% faster (and accordingly, has finished about 33% more tasks over the same period of time). Do you know if there would be some reason for this? I may just shut down the slower instance to make sure my credit is used more efficiently.
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Message 136879 - Posted: 29 Jan 2020 | 20:20:17 UTC - in response to Message 136878.

Sometimes there are "slow" instances that most likely run more demanding workloads from other customers on the same device. In case you encounter such an instance, I suggest to shut it down using the graceful shutdown option, and recreate it.

I will be adding monitoring so this process could get automated in the future.

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Message 136880 - Posted: 29 Jan 2020 | 20:20:55 UTC - in response to Message 136879.

Sometimes there are "slow" instances that most likely run more demanding workloads from other customers on the same device. In case you encounter such an instance, I suggest to shut it down using the graceful shutdown option, and recreate it.

I will be adding monitoring so this process could get automated in the future.


Thanks, I'll try that out!
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Message 139172 - Posted: 30 Mar 2020 | 17:49:21 UTC

Is it normal that now instance connect with PrimeGrid server once in every minute?

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321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (104,475)Cullen LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (291,372)ESP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (18,156)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (15,259)PPS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (113,978)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (116,517)SoB LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (282,655)SR5 LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (14,071)SGS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (100,082)TPS LLR (retired) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (111,607)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (16,076,365)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (101,463)321 Sieve Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (201,501)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (214,653)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (14,200)PPS Sieve Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (363,095)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (200,232)TRP Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,453,872)AP 26/27 Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (473,058)GFN Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (184,089)PSA Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (97,541)
Message 139173 - Posted: 30 Mar 2020 | 18:09:58 UTC - in response to Message 139172.

Is it normal that now instance connect with PrimeGrid server once in every minute?

If it has low work, it will attempt to connect often. Right now it isn't a problem for the server, but obviously I'll fine tune the connection interval if it starts impacting in any way.

This has been implemented because of Rosetta@Home not having enough work and instances becoming idle.

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